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    Authors of a Lighter Kind (Des Auteurs Légers)

    • Portfolio/Series: Le Charivari, Voyage en Chine (Travel to China), Plate 29
    • Artist: Honoré Daumier, French, 1808-1879
    • Medium: Lithograph on newsprint
    • Place Made: France
    • Dates: March 2, 1845
    • Dimensions: Sheet: 8 7/8 x 10 1/16 in. (22.5 x 25.5 cm) Image: 7 x 9 1/16 in. (17.8 x 23 cm)  (show scale)
    • Signature: Lower left in the stone: "h.D."
    • Inscriptions: Lower left in block: "703"; lower left below image: "Chez Aubert, Pl. de la Bourse, 29."; lower right below image: "Imp. d'Aubert & Cie."; lower center below image: "DES AUTEURS LÉGERS. On croit généralement en Europe que les vaudevilles des théâtres de Pékin, sont gaiment confectionnés par de jeunes auteurs/qui improvisent une pièce en déjeunant et en sablant du Champagne. Le fait est que ces ouvrages sont presque toujours dus à des personnages assez vieux, mais fort sérieux qui cherchent des folies ou ce qu'ils/nomment en chinois des ka-lem-bourgs, avec l'air de gens qui rumineraient les projets les plus sinistres. Pour faire la plus petite pièce, ils se mettent/à trois, il est vrai que pour la défaire les spectateurs se mettent bien à huit cents."
    • Collections:European Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 1996.225.1
    • State: 2nd state of 2
    • Credit Line: Gift of Shelley and David Garfinkel
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879). Authors of a Lighter Kind (Des Auteurs Légers), March 2, 1845. Lithograph on newsprint, Sheet: 8 7/8 x 10 1/16 in. (22.5 x 25.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Shelley and David Garfinkel, 1996.225.1
    • Image: overall, 1996.225.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
    • Record Completeness: Good (66%)
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